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Archive for July, 2010

Pine Wasn’t Always Drawn To Acting

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Although he seems to be doing quite well as an actor, Chris Pine was more interested in sports when he was younger.

Some actors know from childhood that they want to act, but for Pine, he didn’t discover acting until he went to college and got involved in theater. “It satisfied everything I enjoyed about using your mind and being in front of people and the charge of that,” he said.

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Hemsworth Thor Role Thanks To Brother

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Chris Hemsworth, best-known to Star Trek fans for his role as the doomed father of James T. Kirk, can thank his brother, Liam Hemsworth, for helping him land the role of Thor.

The help came as a result of a failed audition for Liam Hemsworth, who was also auditioning for Thor.

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Get Your Khan Plushie! Updated

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Fans of Khan will have a Khan plush doll to look forward to in addition to the new Khan comic series this fall.

Star Trek: Khan: Ruling In Hell #1, the first of a series of four comic book stories featuring Khan, will debut in October, and in addition to the comic, a Khan plush doll will be released at the same time as the first comic.

Update: TrekMovie.com has just posted an article with a photo of the design for the Khan plushie.

Pine Hoping For Star Trek XII Romance

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Chris Pine is hoping for a little more character development in the next Star Trek movie, including romance.

In a recent interview, Pine spoke about the sequel, and admitted that he didn’t know when shooting would begin. “I don’t know,” he said, when asked. “I haven’t heard. I’m always the last person to find out. It’s sometime next year I know. I don’t know if it’s January.”

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Retro Review: Liaisons

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

When his shuttle crashes, Picard is cared for by a woman who falls obsessively in love with him.

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Profane Dad Cool With Shatner

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Although William Shatner was Justin Halpern‘s first choice to play his sharp-tongued and profane father on $#*! My Dad Says, father Sam Halpern had another actor in mind.

$#*! My Dad Says will air September 23, and had Halpern senior had his way, he would have been played by someone associated with another famous sci-fi franchise.

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Abrams And Whedon At Comic-Con

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Fans of Star Trek XI‘s J.J. Abrams and Buffy The Vampire Slayer‘s Josh Whedon got to hear about the duo’s recent projects, and their thoughts on the current 3-D craze.

Although Abrams didn’t touch upon Star Trek XII, he did talk about Super 8 and the finale of Lost. Abrams explained that the inspiration for Super 8 came from working on restoring earlier works of Steven Spielberg, which led to Abrams calling Spielberg with a story pitch.

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Urban Comic-Con Trek Talk

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

As Comic-Con continues, Star Trek actors speak up about the sequel due out in 2012, with Karl Urban being the latest to offer his thoughts on progress of the film.

Urban, who is in negotiations for the role of Judge Dredd in the movie of the same name after being offered the part by director Pete Travis, spoke about his various projects, either confirming or denying his involvement with several movies.

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Orci: Star Trek XII Update

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Not all of the information is coming out at panels and official interviews at Comic-Con, in some cases, news is being gleaned during informal meetings or at Comic-Con parties.

Roberto Orci answered questions about various topics, including Star Trek XII, at one of those Comic-Con parties last night.

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Trek Actors As Directors

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

For some Star Trek actors, the directors chair was the next logical career move; with some actors only directing Star Trek episodes, while others branched out to other shows and movies.

In a new article at Geek Speak Magazine, the directing careers of Star Trek alumni are explored. Each actor began his or her directing career by directing Star Trek episodes.

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IDW Publishing Comics For October

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

October will be a busy month for Star Trek comics, with four titles being offered for eager comic readers.

Fans will be able to chose from the following comics: Star Trek: Khan: Ruling In Hell #1, Star Trek: Captain’s Log: Jellico One-Shot, Star Trek: Leonard McCoy Frontier Doctor, and Star Trek: Movie Adaptation.

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Urban Casting Rumor

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

The Judge Dredd reboot may feature Karl Urban (Star Trek XI‘s Dr. McCoy) in the lead role.

According to Bleeding Cool, Judge Dredd,  played by Sylvester Stallone in 1995, has been offered to Urban.

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Hallmark 2011 Star Trek Ornaments

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

The Star Trek Christmas ornaments for 2011 have been unveiled and fans of Spock will enjoy two of the three ornaments.

The 2011 ornaments focus on the original series this year, with one character ornament, one scene from an original series show and a ship ornament.

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Urban Made Willis Bleed

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Karl Urban, best-known to Star Trek fans as Doctor McCoy, was the one inflicting the injuries, not healing them, in RED.

In RED, Urban plays CIA agent William Cooper, who is hunting down Frank (Bruce Willis) to kill him. “I am an adversary for Frank,” said Urban. “But, you know, as far as having an evil intent, the character is devoid of that. He is just doing his job.”

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Star Trek Comic-Con Promotional Items

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Comic-Con in San Diego begins tomorrow and there are plenty of Star Trek items of interest for fans.

According to a CBS Consumer Products press release, eleven different booths will feature items including watches, buttons, cologne, ornaments, books, artwork, props, replicas, novelty features, costumes, postcards and bookmarks.

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